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Continuing a long-running tradition on this site, my first three species of 2018, north of the hospital in Flagstaff were

Cassin's Finch
Dark-eyed Junco
American Crow

I wish everyone good birding in 2018!
Happy New Year to all!

Are we doing our first 3 species of 2018 this year?

If so, mine were Dark-eyed Junco, Cassin's Finch, Mountain Chickadee.

May 2018 be a great birding year for everyone!

Gary
First three at Desert View on the South Rim: Spotted Towhee, Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon), and Northern Flicker.

(Coming in a little later at #6 was the continuing Golden-crowned Sparrow who has now spent about a month and a half in my yard.)

Happy New Year,

Brian Gatlin
Desert View, AZ
First three for me, in my backyard in Doney Park:

Red Crossbill
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Cassin's Finch

Happy New Year!
Happy New Year! Rookie(ish) birder here and new to the forum, but feeling confident with these first three identifications in my front yard in Timberline/Fernwood:

Cassin's Finch
Eurasian Collared Dove
Northern Flicker
In Mountainaire:
American Crow
Dark-eyed Junco
Pine Siskin

Happy New Year!
Tom
In Cornville:
White-crowned Sparrow
Western Bluebird
Spotted Towhee

I still have a horde of these coming to water daily:
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Chuck LaRue and I were at the Abineau/Bear Jaw Trailhead on the north side of the San Francisco Peaks just before dawn (more details in a separate post). First three were:
Northern Pygmy-Owl
Common Raven
Evening Grosbeak
First Three in my VOC yard:

Purple Finch
Spotted Towhee
Mountain Chickadee
Happy New Year!

We were in McDowall Mt. Park this weekend. First three:
Common raven
Northern mockingbird
Gambel's quail.
In Anthem, Glo & I had Gambel's Quail, House Finch, and Costa's Hummingbird (male).

Ron
(1 Jan 2018, 5:50 PM)Kimbo25 Wrote: [ -> ]First Three in my VOC yard:

Purple Finch
Spotted Towhee
Mountain Chickadee

Purple Finch, not Cassin's Finch?

Gary
My first three birds in Scottsdale:
Canada Goose
Green Heron
American Coot
These birds were seen in lakes along Hayden Road.

This morning I saw three Acorn Woodpeckers in my Scottsdale yard. This was a new yard species but not new to the neighborhood. In mid-November I saw these same birds in a park near me.

I wish you good health and good birding in 2018.
Diana Herron
American Crow
Red-talked Hawk
Sage Thrasher
My first 3 in Wickenburg (NW Maricopa County) on Jan. 1st were all exotic invasives, sadly enough:
House Sparrow
Eurasian Collared-Dove
European Starling

Later in the day had better birds along the Hassayampa River and at ponds in Peoria.

Just a little while ago (today, Jan. 9) I added species #65 to my apartment/yard list: Western Bluebird. Not a bad list for only having been there since early July! A couple of my first birds on the yard list were Red-shouldered and Gray Hawks.

Good birding and happy new year!

Eric Hough
Wickenburg, AZ